Chunky Sam's Diner

Chimes Square, Congressional Ave. Ext. cor. Kalaw St., Quezon City, Metro Manila

Chunky Sam's Diner
4.2
4.0 Stars

16 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 6
  • 4 stars 8
  • 3 stars 1
  • 2 stars 1
  • 1 star 0
  • 19 Reviews
  • 22 Recommend
  • 16 Reviewers
Category:
Diner
Business Hours
Open: 11:00a - 11:00p
Phone
+639173298882

Hours

  • Sunday
    • 11:00a - 11:00p
  • Monday
    • 11:00a - 11:00p
  • Tuesday
    • 11:00a - 11:00p
  • Wednesday
    • 11:00a - 11:00p
  • Thursday
    • 11:00a - 11:00p
  • Friday
    • 11:00a - 11:00p
  • Saturday
    • 11:00a - 11:00p

Payment Options

Cash

More Business Info

Parking:
Parking Lot
Reservations:
Yes
Kids Menu:
Yes
Delivery:
Yes
Take Out:
Yes
Outdoor Seating:
Yes
Menus:
Lunch, Dinner
Attire:
Casual
Good for Groups:
Yes

Most Recent Reviews

Julie L.
4.0 Stars
2

Fries kind of day!

Super sulit ng twister fries and french fries nila. Can't remember the prices but less than 100PHp for french fries and then less than 150PHp for the twisters fries. Good for sharing!

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Jown P.
5.0 Stars
2

Went here when the rain was pouring damn hard so I guess it explains na we had the place to ourselves. They were playing Magic Mike XXL so we basically watched a free movie while eating. Good times 128514

We had Fish n Chips, Twister Fries, Wings, 1/4 lbs Mushroom Burger and 1/4 lbs Cheeseburger. I ordered a milkshake but after waiting for almost 15 minutes they told me that the ice cream machine broke so they can't serve it. Sad 128533 the burgers were huge!!! Twas a bit pricey but it comes with fries and drinks already. I had a small bite of the Cheeseburger. I was kinda expecting it would taste meh and bland but to my surprise it was juicy and delicious. Same goes with the wings! It was delicious. I can taste the butter and the hot sauce perfectly. The hotness of the wings doesn't over power the taste of the butter which is what I like. The fish n chips were okay. It looked like tempura lmao. The sauce was sweet. Wish it had a little more mayo.

Dfntly a hidden gem along Congressional Extension if umay na kayo sa Box Park LOL 128514

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Julie L.
4.0 Stars
2

They recently offered 5 kinds of sundae. Can't remember the exact names and prices.

We got 3 out of 5:
cheese sundae - they used parmesan and honestly it was a bit overwhelming. I didn't eat the rest of the cheese just the ice cream part.
Chocolate sundae - it has chocolate bits and chocolate syrup.
Caramel and chips - good combination of sweet and salty flavor to it.

Overall, I didn't like the first one but for the other two 128523128523

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Shiezen M.
5.0 Stars

I loved it.

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Jayson J.
3.0 Stars

Its a rainy night and i'm feeling lazy to go too far so i stayed around the area, but then there's no new resto around so i just decided to try something new at chunky Sam. Initially i wamted to order their chipotle jalapeño burger, but then the contents were just too simple.
128204 Sam's blue
That night i wanted some cheese. This burger is stuffed with danish blue cheese, arugula and onion confit. The menu says there's mozzarella but i did not taste any. The burger patty was good naman. A little too salty. The onion confit tamed it down a bit, arugula for healthy taste.

It was a low three after all.

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Jayson J.
4.0 Stars

If you want to have a good experience of burger around congressional avenue, i think Chunky Sam will do it for you. I was really craving fir pastrami then but since delice patisserie was still close, i was , in a way, forced to go here.

I was having a hard time in choosing between their best sellers Sam's Blue (danish blue cheese, mozzarella, arugula and onion confit) or their Bacon and Mushrooms (double smoked bacon, mushroom confit and cheddar); however, i do really want something out of the box, then i saw this:

128204 Lamb Burger
It's a 1/3 pound Australian Lamb Patty with a slice of tomato, onion rings and arugula in a homemade white bun. I did wait a while for it to be served, maybe around 15 -20 minutes-- i was their first customer btw.

My order which costs php325 includes fries and a soda drink. They offer Pepsi product and Mug root beer was the most apt choice. There's no fries and drink if you have it for take out, take note. The place has no wifi so i have spend my waiting time playing games in my phone. Finally

127839i love the fries. It's like a bigger version of burger king's fries. It's mushy inside while hard and almost crispy outside--a few were lumpy though.
127828The white bun is full of black and white sesame seeds. Hindi mahulugan ng karayom. The bun is ordinarily soft but with the influence of sesame seeds.
127828the lamb patty was a bit dry, well, what can we expect of a fried lamb? The cooking oil only contributes to the juiciness of the patty. There was this distinct lamb taste, but the tomato, arugula and onions tamed down that taste. Another thing is the patty does not coagulate with each other, it's formed when you look at it, but it just quickly disintegrates when you munch on it. Giving a ground meat texture in your mouth. The patty was good with the bun btw.

There's tomato ketchup, mustard and mayonnaise served at each table if you wanna add some more kick in your burger. Though this burger was just ok to me, i would go back for the other burgers, their burger of the month is the chipotle jalapeño. Will i be able to taste it? Hmm... 🤔

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April H.
4.0 Stars

Brought my mom to this trusty burger place on a day wherein we just needed to get out of the house... I actually thought about bringing her to Box Park, but we were a little early and a lot hungry already.

My mom opted for the Bacon and Mushroom cheeseburger (pictured) while I stuck to the Sam's Blue, their burger with blue cheese... While waiting, I saw their Greek burger being served to the adjacent table. I have my heart set on that one on my next visit...

The burgers really take a long time to be prepared, since they make it from scratch. But the result is fresh patties that are just really juicy and made of good quality beef... I liked Sam's Blue better than the heavier and busier Bacon and Mushroom cheeseburger... But both were solid burgers... Delicious!128515

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Kitch G.
4.0 Stars

Food is good except that the rice is of bad quality. The rice from some karinderia is probably a lot better.

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Gilbert Y.
5.0 Stars

My personal favorite here in chunky sam's. Greek burger it comes with fries and drink when dine-in. #chunkysams #chunkysams1

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Binky B.
5.0 Stars

Juicy, flavorful burgers! A little expensive, but I think it's worth a bit of a splurge. 128539

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Joel L.
4.0 Stars

Good food but a bit pricey considering that the location is not your usual food hunt area. The bacon slab tastes just as good as the one in Poco Deli. The burgers are among the best in town. Bummer: no credit card and food was served with long intervals in between.

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Faustino Jr S.
2.0 Stars

After reading many good reviews about Chunky Sam's Diner, I became curious to find out myself what this hamburger joint has to offer. I have tried other burger places before including notables like Snack Shack, 8-cut Blend, B & B Burger & Brewskies, Mama Chits, HID, as well as nearby places along Congressional Ave. like Bypass Burger and Marcus.

My first attempt to find this place was a failure. I was looking on the right side of Congressional from Visayas to Luzon Ave. On my second attempt a week after,I found it correctly, on the other side of the road alongside the gate towards Tierra Pura and the building where Rodic's is.

We easily found a slot in the strip mall's parking area, and grateful to learn it was right in front of the Chunky Sam's. We also easily found a table for us, as at that time, 4 pm, only one other table was occupied.

The waiter who attended us suggested us to try two of their best sellers, the Classic Burger and Sam's blue. So we can try both,my friend ordered the Classic and for me, Sam's Blue. The waiter repeated the order for confirmation, even added that a glass of drinks and a serving of fries come free with each order. From experience, I know most great burgers take time to prepare and be served because patties are prepared fresh and go through a grilling process. After 20 minutes or so, the classic burger was served. My friend in time was able to finish eating his burger and fries. We waited for some more minutes and still my order was not in sight, while the staff, all four of them, were huddled in the cashier's area, and we're munching something. All this while I was thinking that probably my order was something more special that it was taking them more time to prepare until I got exhausted and asked the waiter to follow it up. The waiter was perplexed, and asked, "may order ba kayo?". OMG! I was hungry and I came all the way from Antipolo
and he thinks nakiupo lang ako sa puwesto nila na mainit ( the aircon was shutdown even if there are still customers around).

I was asked if they will still continue with my order (and wait another forever) and I said "No. Just give us the bill we want to go". My day has been ruined I am never coming back to this place. I pity the owners of this place whom I have read are very hands on and have been trying their best to make this joint wonderful and great but whose efforts are
In vain because of the acts of some stupid people!

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Telle B.
4.0 Stars

They said that they create some of their ingredients from scratch, like their mayonnaise and buns. 128588

We got the bacon slab, Sam's blue and Greek burger. 128513 everything was good! They were all flavorful and juicy 128522 the only downside I see is the price. It's a bit expensive given the serving size 128557 but at least you know you're paying for real angus meat 128077

At least there's a good burger joint near the area of Tierra Pura and Mira nila 128522

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Elmer R.
5.0 Stars

Recommended to me by April H. Located in a strip mall along Congressional Ext. Ordered the Bacon and Shrooms 1/2 pound patty meal. I was impressed with the taste of their grilled angus burger, swept me off my feet ganun siya kasarap. They bake their own bread, whip their own mayo as I read on their blackboard and make the patty fresh as you order. If only this place is near I would like to be here as I can to taste all their burgers! 128517. Thank you April H for this reco.

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Miggy T.
4.0 Stars

Great burger place in lieu of the usual powerhouse franchises like 8Cuts, Brothers, Charlie's and Burger Company. Niche place with the same feel as Burgers and Brewskies, and Food Camp. Choose from 1/4, 1/3 and 1/2 pound 100% Angus beef patties with an assortment of toppings.

Sam's Blue 1/3 pounder @ php335 - the Danish blue cheese gives a nice biting contrast to the meat, and the arugula adds that crunch when you bite into the burger. The onion confit is basically the grilled variety but has a sweeter taste.

Greek Burger 1/3 pounder & php325 - a slight variation of Sam's blue with feta cheese and Australian lamb. Couldn't tell the difference since the patty is half Angus, half lamb.

Bacon Slab Slices with rice and 2 eggs @ php 210 - while not a burger, it actually stole the show last night. A thick cut of pork which was tender and juicy - or liempo medium done. Recommended you try this one instead if you're not sure which burger to go for.

The burgers were a bit small considering the price, but you're paying for the Angus beef patties, house blend mayo and homemade sesame seed buns. The sides were also thick slices of spuds instead of the usual French fries.

Don't think they have the imported beers other establishment do, but all in all this was a great dining experience. Could be a contender in my top five burger places.

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Carmela M.
4.0 Stars

I'm glad that there are more and more establishments popping out nearby. Last night, my family decided to go out and try Chunky Sam's.

The staff were very accommodating and they set up the tables immediately since we were a group of 14. They happily took our orders and they were particular with each one's requests. Burgers were available in 1/4, 1/3, and 1/2 pound and patties were all made of certified angus beef.

I ordered the Quarter Pound Bacon and Shrooms burger (P325) and it was served with homemade potato chips and a drink of my choice. Waiting time was quite long because the patties were freshly grilled. They make you choose a movie to watch instead while waiting for the food. When mine arrived, I was surprised to see the generous serving. It had a lot of sharp cheddar and underneath all of it is a perfectly grilled beef patty, mushroom confit, caramelized onions, and a smoked bacon slab. Yes, BACON SLAB! I instantly fell in love with my burger as I can taste the smokiness of the bacon, the flavor of the beef, and the sweetness of the onions. Not to mention all the cheese on top! The chips were also very addicting since they were thicker than the usual airy potato chips.

I also got to try my cousin's Fish and Chips and it was good too! The owner was very hands on and she was going around to ask people if they were enjoying the food. I'll definitely be back to try their four cheese burger, hot wings, and fresh corned beef. 128077

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April H.
4.0 Stars

We really enjoyed this place!10084

After a relaxing massage at Nuat Thai, my bf and I decided to have an early dinner at Chimes... Our choices were Chinese, French, Burgers and Dessert... Faced with that dilemma (most food or where-to-eat dilemmas actually), we always go for burgers...127828127828127828

We were seated near the counter, where we can actually see the owners themselves making the patties and grilling... Galing, bilib!128077 very hands on owners!128079

We saw the menu and my first thought was that the place was very affordable... They have 1/4, 1/3, 1/2 pound patty options... I tried the Sam's Blue burger while my bf wanted the Classic cheeseburger... The published prices already include a side of fries and a single serve drink...128522

The food takes a long time to prepare as it's freshly grilled when you order... The lovely burgers were served with a side of steak fries... My burger had their blue cheese sauce with arugula and onion confit... Super generous with the sauce and toppings... Beef patties grilled to perfection-- very juicy and tasty!128536 deeeee-lish! Not bad for P290 with fries & drink!10084️ my bf's burger had lots of sharp cheddar on top, good quality ingredients!127828128076 we both enjoyed every bite...

It's a great classic family run diner, with Sam, the owner's kid and the restaurant's namesake, running around the place and greeting customers... Very simple, no frills, ultra homey ambience... Great value for money!128077128077128077 definitely a must-try for people who live nearby!1008412782810084

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Timmy d.
4.0 Stars

Good service!

This is the bacon slab. You can have it with bread or rice.
Chose rice but I wish they made fried rice instead of just plain old white rice.

Burgers were good too! Get the one either bacon and mushroom.

They have a promo wherein if you order burgers for dine in you get the fries on the side and a soda from the soda fountain for free!

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She M.
5.0 Stars

I loved it.

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